Category Archives: History

Justice Has Been Done

Late Sunday night, President Obama announced that after nearly one decade since the attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States has killed the mastermind of those attacks, Osama bin Ladin.  As news spread, a jubilant crowd gathered outside of … Continue reading

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Seven Score and Ten Years Ago

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the start of one of America’s greatest conflicts:  the Civil War.  It was an epic struggle, the culmination of tensions that had festered from the beginning of the Republic.  Much debate has taken place … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

It has been just over one week since the start of the military conflict in Libya.  The US took a lead role providing strategic and tactical support that our country’s top military leaders consider America uniquely capable of providing.  Now, we … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Geraldine Ferraro

Today, we take it for granted that Sarah Palin was a vice presidential nominee, that Hillary Clinton is Secretary of State and was a major contender to lead a major party national ticket, that Nancy Pelosi was Speaker of the … Continue reading

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Beware The Ides of March

This was the warning rendered to the title character of Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar.  Caesar did not heed the warning, and on that date (March 15th) in 44 BC, was assassinated by a group of co-conspirators led by his dear … Continue reading

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Mr. Speaker! The President of the United States!

Tonight, with these words, the president will enter the chamber of the House of Representatives to deliver his annual State of the Union address.  As with other things in our democracy, the media have given the speech a more ceremonial … Continue reading

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Hello, Goodbye

As New Year’s Day approaches, we are all preparing to say hello to 2011 and goodbye to 2010. January marks the beginning of our next year, but it hasn’t always. Throughout history, vast swaths of land and peoples have been … Continue reading

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